Urgent Fundraising – Ang Boon Kah (AICD)
*A total of RM5,000 from the “Emergency Medical Reserve Fund” has been channelled; hence, One Hope Charity will only launch fundraising of RM50,000 for this case.*
He had cardiovascular blockage and irregular heartbeats. The 65-year-old man stayed in the hospital for 18 days, and the doctor still didn’t allow him to discharge. He might die of sudden cardiac arrest, so he needs an automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) to survive.
“I hope to care for myself after surgery and help those in need. I want to give back to society and show gratitude towards those who assisted me. I hope you can help me.”
65-year-old Ang Boon Kah has often been in and out of the hospital since 2021 due to shortness of breath. However, he did not receive a date from the hospital for examination. He thought he had a few thousand ringgits, so he decided to go to a specialist hospital for consultation. The test showed fluid in his lungs and damage in part of his heart muscle. He also had blockages in three heart vessels. An angiogram would not help as the blood vessel cells had necrotic.
The doctor advised him to have an automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) soon; the fee was RM55,000. The doctor will not allow him to discharge from the hospital as long as he does not undergo surgery, as his heart might fail at any time. He hopes the public can help him with the surgical fee.
【His heart might stop, and he might die suddenly. The doctor does not allow him to leave the hospital until he undergoes surgery】
Boon Kah from Penang has been in and out of the hospital frequently due to breathing difficulty since 2021. The doctor scheduled him for various tests and told him the breathing difficulty was caused by heart swelling from hypertension. Sometimes, the doctor would admit him for two or three days and prescribe him some medication at other times. His condition was not stable.
After two years, in May this year, he was sent to the hospital for treatment again due to breathing difficulty. After undergoing examinations, the doctor said he had no heart or lungs problem. The doctor performed a gastroscopy, and the report showed slight redness. The doctor said there was nothing serious and prescribed him medications. He was discharged after two days of observation.
In August this year, he felt out of breath and experienced shortness of breath after walking for a few steps. As he had a few thousand ringgits in savings, he asked his nephew to send him to a specialist hospital for a check-up. Unexpectedly, his condition was severe.
The man had fluid in his lungs. The doctor drained 10 litres of fluid from his lungs in 18 days. He was no longer asthmatic after taking medication, but his heart was weak, so he needed an automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD).
The man was a car air-conditioning repairman when he was young. He earned a daily wage of RM120. He is single, living alone, and has been caring for himself independently. Two years ago, he started to feel ill and switched to becoming a casual worker. His elder brother supported part of his cost of living. He couldn’t afford the surgical expenses. Hence, he approached One Hope Charity for help.
After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist the patient in raising RM55,000 for his surgery and follow-up consultation fees. His family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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